whew! it’s with immense pride (and relief to have it done!) that i present to you: the Borealis Shawl. by far the most delicate crochet work i’ve ever done, but the moment i saw jill’s amazing Aurora yarn (wool/silk lace weight) i knew i had to design something worthy of it.
i finished hooking up this shawl around a year ago, but writing the pattern was a challenge that for some reason got me completely stuck; it was like having a writer’s block of the crochet variety. in the meantime, the sample has accompanied jill to many a fiber festival, where we have been highly amused by some of the comments we’ve heard. for example, “i didn’t know you could crochet with yarn like THIS!” or our favorite “this isn’t crochet dear, it’s KNIT” said with an air of pitying condescension and a pat on the shoulder. but at last i got it written up, and now i’m eager to get some new patterns down on paper too.